Welcome to Furman University's Office of Financial Aid
"We believe, that is, you and I, that education is not an expense. We believe it is an investment." - Lyndon B. Johnson, October 16, 1968
A college education may be the most significant financial investment you and your family will make. While this investment can be daunting, the Office of Financial Aid at Furman will guide you through the steps necessary to finance this strategic investment. We all know it will involve sacrifice, but so does everything that is worth doing. The value of a Furman education is worth the effort. Upon acceptance, you will be able to see how much aid is offered, giving you the "net price," or out-of-pocket costs.
Listed below are the steps you need to accomplish in order to apply for need-based financial aid, including student loans and work study. If you take the financial aid application process one step at a time, you should find that it is not as complicated as you expect.
Prospective Students: Steps to apply for need-based financial aid at Furman:
NOTE: South Carolina residents
- Complete the CSS Profile (Furman's code to receive the CSS Profile results is 5222) Note: Returning students do not need to complete the CSS profile.
- Completed online at profileonline.collegeboard.com
- Early Decision (ED) admission applicants should complete this form online by November 15th of your senior year in high school (ED applicants must also complete the FAFSA within the timeframe mentioned below).
- Early Action (EA) admission applicants should complete this form online by February 15th of your senior year in high school.
- Regular Decision admission applicants should complete this form online by March 1st.
- Furman uses the College Board's CSS Profile form to determine demonstrated financial need for the university's need-based grant program (Furman Grant). Because Furman's institutional resources are limited, we must take the best measure of a family's ability to pay into account in awarding our own funds to students.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA (Furman's code to receive the FAFSA results is 003434)
- Complete online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- All applicants interested in federal and state grants, loans, and work study must complete the FAFSA.
- We suggest ED and RD admission applicants complete the FAFSA by March 1st of your senior year in high school, and EA admission applicants complete the FAFSA by February 15th.
must complete the State Affidavit
annually to be considered for South Carolina Tuition Grants or other aid that requires residency in South Carolina. The deadline for completing the FAFSA for the South Carolina Tuition Grant is June 30th each year.
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